Striking difference between alkane and olefin metathesis using the well-defined precursor [≡Si-O-WMe5]: Indirect evidence in favour of a bifunctional catalyst W alkylidene-hydride
KAUST DepartmentChemical Science Program
KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
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AbstractMetathesis of linear alkanes catalyzed by the well-defined precursor (≡Si-O-WMe5) affords a wide distribution of linear alkanes from methane up to triacontane. Olefin metathesis using the same catalyst and under the same reaction conditions gives a very striking different distribution of linear α-olefins and internal olefins. This shows that olefin and alkane metathesis processes occur via very different pathways.
CitationRiache, N., Callens, E., Espinas, J., Dery, A., Samantaray, M. K., Dey, R., & Basset, J. M. (2015). Striking difference between alkane and olefin metathesis using the well-defined precursor [Si–O–WMe5]: indirect evidence in favour of a bifunctional catalyst W alkylidene–hydride. Catalysis Science & Technology, 5(1), 280–285. doi:10.1039/c4cy00663a
SponsorsResearch reported in this publication was supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
JournalCatal. Sci. Technol.